DF2014:Giant jumping spider

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Giant jumping spider


Urist likes giant jumping spiders for their striking appearance.


Jumping spider - Jumping spider man - Giant jumping spider

Alignment: Savage

· No Stun · No Pain · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Max: 200,007 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 2-3
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 23-65
Fat 21-34
Brain 2
Heart 1
Intestines 8
Eyes 2

Raw materials

Skin Chitin
This article is about the current version of DF.
A huge monster in the form of a jumping spider.

Giant jumping spiders do not share the web-spitting ability nor poisonous fangs of other spider species. They may be considered the least dangerous kind of giant spider, however they are still more than a match for an untrained, weaponless dwarf. Like other spiders, they are immune to stunning and pain, so your dwarves should focus on killing blows, not disabling attacks.

Like all the other new giant bugs introduced in 0.34.01, giant jumping spiders are not large predators and will generally leave your dwarves alone. They only live a maximum of 3 years, making them a poor choice for training and display.

Dwarves may admire them for their ability to leap (or their striking appearance). Breeding attempts have been successful, observed to breed rapidly, although despite being spiders they breed much like mammals do, with the females becoming pregnant and then giving birth to generally one or two young. Given the lack of any maintenance requirement such as pastures or nest boxes they make good meat animals and have the added bonus of being able to effectively defend themselves from attackers, as such they can be pastured with more defenseless creatures that require pastures for protection.